Development of the WBFI Seed Definitions was a good time to provide to WBFI Members and the industry the FDA-required information regarding the possible existence of allergens in packaged products. WBFI developed the following Allergen Statement, which should be used on all applicable packaging:
ALLERGEN INFORMATION: The ingredient label on this product accurately reflects the contents of this package added by design. This product is processed, packaged and/or stored in facilities that also may process, package and/or store peanuts, tree nuts of all types, wheat, eggs, milk products and soy and thus may also contain particles of one or more of those ingredients.
Watch out for misinformation!
An allergen statement is NOT required on wild bird feed because it is commercial animal feed. FDA has told WBFI this repeatedly. Sometimes we hear that a company is told it has to have an allergen statement on packaging, and that is misinformation. If this every changes, WBFI will let you know.